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Eric Heller
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  • Colonie, NY
  • United States

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  • Buddy R Van Fleet
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  • Rodney James Rowan
  • Chuck Manwill
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Fiddler's Green
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Johnson Feb 16, 2012.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by howard maxwell tritt Jan 31, 2012.


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What unit(s) did you serve in with the 2d Cavalry?
L Trp 3/2 ACR
C Trp 1/2 ACR
C&C Sqd 2 ACR (Light)
Where were you stationed?
Ft Lewis
What MOS or job description did you have?
What was your rank/title?
What years were you assigned to the 2nd Cavalry?
Tell us a little about your cav days.
Best years of my career! 86-88 L Trp--ran around with Stubbs, VanFleet, Garcia, Gumbleton, Singleton, Piper, Autry, Robins, Hunter, Butler, Krumme, Frazier, Deeter, Greenwood, Bronk, Meeks. 90-92 C Trp--Desert Storm--LT Groton, Nesmith, Gergen and the rest of 3rd PLT. 92-93 FT Lewis--Manwill, Berthelot, SSG Heffner, SSG Bertucco
Tell us a little about you now.
Retired SGM, August 2018
Name a few buddies you served with that you would like to find.
Anyone mentioned above.

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At 5:53pm on January 18, 2019, Jerry Greenwood said…

Eric, So sorry, You were always such a great guy. I don't have facebook. I'm kind of a private guy now and I try to stay away from the socials but it would be great to comm. with you for sure. Where are you now, NY.? Of course I have a regular email and phone for sure and I'd be happy to give you both. Not sure if I should just put them on a message board. Not familiar with this site, is there a way to private message you? Not even sure it really matters that much but it would be great to talk. I have a ton of cool pictures to share here or send to you. Let me know what you think, just great to connect man, it's been awhile.

At 12:31pm on January 18, 2019, Jerry Greenwood said…


My head just exploded, how are you man!!!!! I was actually searching for SFC Gonzalez and somehow I stumbled on a post looking for him on this site from you and joined immediately! I miss all the guys, some of the best years of my life. Get back when you can. Take care man, miss you.

At 5:50pm on February 5, 2013, Dave Gettman said…


I saw your message to CSM Cablay. He hasn't had any activity since joining, and think he may have made an error on his e-mail address when he registered and can't log on. Try this and see if you can contact him: conrad.r.cablay3.civ@mail.mil

He had too many "L's" in mil.

At 9:26am on June 3, 2011, Rob Torrance said…
Heller!! Whats up Bro! Been a long time,hope you remember me.ha ha ha..K trp,I ran with Lugo and the boys.
At 3:02am on May 4, 2011, Buddy R Van Fleet said…
Hey Brother, Things are going good. How about you? Still in the reserves, or is that done yet? Take care.
At 11:28am on March 25, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
At 10:00am on March 25, 2011, Dave Gettman said…


You might be disappointed visiting Knox, it's not the Armor Center anymore. Everything moved to Benning.

At 9:01pm on March 24, 2011, William Collier said…
I'm now a Captain in the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Drill Sgt. hunter and I had the 1st platoon, I think Mayberry and Costello had 2d and Morales and duran had 3d. Man that was a long time ago it seems, but at times just like yesterday.
At 8:54pm on March 24, 2011, William Collier said…
I went from Ft.Knox to 2ACR Regt. Hqs. Then Ft. Polk, U.S. Army Recruiting command in California, then back to Ft. Knox. I retired a SFC in Sept. of 99. I ran into Costello at Ft. Knox about 10-12 years ago and have not seen him after that. I attended ANCOC with a few of the Drills from B/5C/1. Great to hear from you,I hope all is well?
At 4:04pm on March 24, 2011, Dave Gettman said…
Hmmm...looks like you uploaded the thumbnails instead of the full size photos somehow.



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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